Medical Technologists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $31.49 per hour on average; Emergency Room Registered Nurses are next on the list, bringing in close to about $29.36, followed by Registered Nurses earning approximately $28.12 and Licensed Practical Nurses making $17.33. Near the bottom at WellStar Health System are Certified Nurse Assistants, pulling in an average of just around $11.10.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($29.04 per hour) can be spotted in Powder Springs, Ga.; Dallas, Ga. ($27.99), Atlanta, Ga. ($25.43), and Marietta, Ga. (about $17.56) are the next top-paying cities. At $12.06, Douglasville, Ga. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $18.95 per hour. The largest fraction of WellStar Health System people (29 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $16.42 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Participants earn approximately $30.28 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at WellStar Health System have an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), earning $29.04 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Intensive Care Unit in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $28.92 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at WellStar Health System is Acute Care; one-sixth of employees use it for work. Emergency Room, Customer Service, and Electronic Medical Records round out the set of key employee skills.
WellStar Health System's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (23 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. WellStar Health System provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement and life insurance.